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    • The members of the West County EMS & Fire Protection District, Board of Directors, and Members of International Association of Firefighters Local 2665 continue to mourn the loss of our dear brother, Firefighter/Paramedic Sean McMullin. Firefighter/Paramedic McMullin served the residents of our District for 14 years, prior to his death September 24th, 2016.

      Please continue to keep our departed brothers wife, children and family in your thoughts and prayers, including the days, weeks and months to come.  We also ask for continued respect of privacy during this time.

      Funeral services for Firefighter/Paramedic McMullin have been arranged and are as follows:

      Visitation:

      Visitation will be held from 1500-2000 Wednesday September 28th, 2016 at the Stygar Mid Rivers Funeral Home, 5987 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Cottleville, MO., 63304. A uniformed member walk through will be held at 1930. Uniformed members wishing to stand casket vigil in honor of Firefighter/Paramedic McMullin should contact Mark Hanick at 314.610.7221.



      Photo credit: The Missouri Times
      Members of the International Association of Fire Fighters and the Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters were proudly displaying their Gold and Black signs IAFF Fire Fighters for Schmitt during a press conference that was held in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on August 24th.  Senator Eric Schmitt is running for Missouri Treasurer.

      Senator Schmitt praised the men and women who serve as Firefighters, EMT's and Paramedics in Missouri for the jobs that they perform serving our communities.  Senator Schmitt said he was honored to have the endorsement of the Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters.  Read more about this at Missouri Times article here.

       


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      The Missouri Times, December 29, 2015

      KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters (MSCFF), the largest fire fighter union in the state, elected Sherwood Smith as their newest president Dec. 14.

      “It’s humbling, I appreciate it and I feel good about them having confidence in me,” Smith said.

      Smith has a long history as a fire fighter and as a leader in the firefighting community. He has served in the Kansas City, Missouri Fire Department for over 35 years and for 25 of those, he has been a captain. He has also earned the Medal of Bravery, the department’s second highest honor, twice, and he has been active in politics at both the local in Kansas City and working on campaigns for Noel Torpey, Sam Graves, Gov. Jay Nixon and Sen. Claire McCaskill.

      After losing an election for a seat in the Kansas City legislature in 2014, Smith will have a chance to influence policy and guide the over 6,000 volunteer members of his union at the state level.

      “We advocate for all first responders which includes prosecutors, EMS, nurses, fire fighters, so some of the things we’re looking for is things that affect public safety,” Smith said, making direct mention of Rep. Jeanie Lauer’s 911 legislation.

      “[It] makes sure that anyone with a mobile phone can dial 911, that’s probably one of our top priorities,” he said.

      Smith added that the upcoming session and the session to come in years ahead would offer a lot of opportunities for the union and that he was proud to be placed at the helm.

      “It’s going to be a big task,” Smith said. “We have a great team in place, and the previous president did a great job. But there are challenges still in front of us and I appreciate them having the confidence in me to think we can move to the next level.”


      Members of the 3rd District posing with Missouri Senator Roy Blunt

      Brothers and Sisters of the IAFF 2nd District,

      This past week has seen several events unfold at a national and local level that could potentially impact our lives . Between the announcement that Hillary Clinton will not face criminal charges, the very recent police killings of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, and the unspeakable tragedy that unfolded in Dallas resulting in the loss of at least five of our brother law enforcement officers…. and just yesterday the police officer being ambushed and shot in St. Louis County who remains in critical condition. The national news and in particular social media have exploded with people from all walks of life expressing very strong opinions on these situations.

      I ask that you keep the fallen, their families, and their co-worker in your thoughts and prayers, and I encourage you to see that these events represent a very real reason for us as first responders to remind ourselves that we are the government, and to people who feel oppressed and disenfranchised by the government, we represent the forces they believe are treating them unfairly. Across the country, Fire and EMS workers have increasingly become victims of violence, and events such as those that occurred this week only heighten the potential for that to occur.

      Many of our members have been expressing concerns and opinions on social media and in the firehouses/ambulance bases amongst our sisters and brothers. We all have a right to do that. It’s called freedom of speech – and it’s a right that every single one of us takes seriously. As we move forward, to make sure we all stay strong for each other and continue to display our professionalism, we want you to keep some things in mind.

      Remember that the IAFF is a family. Everyone we work with and everyone in our respective communities – the people who pay our salaries and who we put our lives on the line to protect – are also a part of our extended family.

      This broader family is made up of people of many races, colors, creeds, national origins, genders, sexual orientations, income levels and religions.

      And just as important as our right to free speech, every single one of us has the right to a safe and respectful workplace, and to be treated with respect.

      We also have a responsibility to be respectful to others at all times. It is crucial that, as leaders and as trusted protectors of our community, we make our display of respect universal. Nothing less is acceptable.

      Every single one of us has a role in this.

      Before you speak; before you talk to others in the community or to someone on the side during a call; before you post a comment or share a link on Facebook, or Twitter, or Instagram; think about the message you are sending (intentional or not). Because the photos, the cartoons and news articles with the political opinions, the info graphics you send around, are a reflection on not only you but on all of those with whom you serve.

      And as we all know too well, those who work against us, those who don’t like what we stand for, it takes just one mistake, one slip up, for them to grab hold and make a big deal out of something, no matter how small, unfair or out of context it may be. Yes, we are held at a higher standard.

      It’s a tough spot to be in, but it’s what every single one of us chose willingly when we signed up for this job.

      Because of the work all of you do every day, we have a very high standing within our communities. Overwhelmingly, the public holds us in high regard.

      To continue to be effective, to continue to hold the trust, to continue to be able to work to improve our lives and safety on the job, we need to maintain that standing.

      At the end of the day, we all share one thing in common – to ensure the safety of the public (and each other) we so proudly serve while doing the job we love. That’s what unites us. That’s what makes us strong. We all work side-by-side, everyday in life and death situations. And we all have a role in keeping our union and our ranks strong.  Please stay alert, familiar with your surroundings and lets continue to have each other’s back.


      Stay Safe

      In Solidarity,

      Mark Woolbright
      IAFF 2nd District Vice President

      The Delegates at the 50th IAFF Convention passed Resolution #23 "Our Good Name" which applies to the use of the IAFF Logo.

      This resolution condemns the act of ordering or applying this union’s good name in the form of the IAFF Logo, the letters IAFF or the words “International Association of Fire Fighters” to any piece of apparel or merchandise that is not UNION made, or is made outside of the United States of America or Canada.

      Union Shop Apparel is one of the only organizations within North America that fully complies with Resolution #23.  All of the employees at Union Shop Apparel are members of IUPAT Local 820.  We invite you to visit their website and checkout their new Online Store.  They specialize in Custom Embroidery and Silk Screening.


      What's New at MSCFF

      The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters is proud to introduce our newest communication tool; the UnionActive™ Mobile Application for Android, iOS Smartphones and Tablets. 

      This new technology works in concert with our website.  All this is required to use the Mobile App is to be a registered user with the MSCFF website.  We will soon provide all registered members a link to download the Mobile App via Google Play or iTunes Store thru our website Email system.

      If you are not currently a registered member we would like to encourage you to visit our website and register.  Once you have been approved you will have complete access to the latest information regarding Fire Fighter Issues within Missouri right in the palm of your hand.  Please allow 24 to 48 hours to be approved once you have registered.  

      Once you download the Mobile App, you will log into the application with the same User Name and Password that you established to access the MSCFF website.  From that point forward each time you launch the Mobile App you are already logged in and can access the Members Only Section of the website via the Mobile App.

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      LODD: FF Paramedic Sean McMullin, IAFF Local 2665
      09/27/16 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      The members of the West County EMS & Fire Protection District, Board of Directors, and Members of International Association of Firefighters Local 2665 continue to mourn the loss of our dear brother, Firefighter/Paramedic Sean McMullin. Firefighter/Paramedic McMullin served the residents of our District for 14 years, prior to his death September 24th, 2016.
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      09/27/16 - Waterbury Fire Fighters Association
      October is Breast Cancer Awareness month... Waterbury's Bravest will be wearing their share of pink! Each year our members don the pink shirts to help raise money for Saint Mary's Hospital Foundations Early Detection Program. Help us help them by purchasing a pink fire department T shirt. T Shirts are $20 and they will be available beginning Friday Sept. 30.
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      The Officers & Members of the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut offers our thoughts & prayers to our brothers & sisters of the Uniformed Fire Officers Association, Local 854, & Uniformed Fire Fighters Association, Local 94, on the line of duty death this morning of Battalion Chief Michael J. Fahy.
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      09/27/16 - IAFF Local 73
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      09/27/16 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
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      09/27/16 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      LETTER OF COMMUNICATION
      09/27/16 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
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      09/26/16 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
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      Child in Need
      09/26/16 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
      Nate Manning's (9/B) 5 year old nephew & his mother were residents of the Williamson St Fire that completely destroyed the structure. They lost everything they had. We are seeking donations for children's clothes or toys to help them get back on their feet. His clothing size is 5 or 6 for pants, medium for shirts, & size 1 for shoes.
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      09/26/16 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
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      CHILI COOKOFF
      09/26/16 - IAFF Local 3169
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      Negotiations
      09/26/16 - IAFF Local 3169
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      Important Local F-147 Updates and 2 New Voting Initiatives
      09/25/16 - International Association of Firefighters
      Active members, log in and read the article titled "September 26th, 2016 Update" in the President's Corner for important updates. After reading the article click on the "Online Voting" tab in the Member Resources section and vote for both new initiatives. Make sure you vote for each one individually.
      2 Livonia Churchill freshmen in stolen Mustang killed in crash
      09/25/16 - IAFF Local 1164
      Two Livonia Churchill High School freshmen boys were killed  Saturday in Plymouth Township after the stolen Ford Mustang they were in hit a minivan, rolled over and burst into flames, police said. The Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed the teens' ages as 14 and 15 but didn't release their names Sunday afternoon.
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      Results
      09/23/16 - Laredo Fire Fighters
      The results of the votes from the general meeting in September of the resignation of the union president are as follows. 5 Voided = 2.18% 12 For the resignation = 5.24% 212 Against the resignation = 92.
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      09/23/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
       Recent legislation dealing with our 1st Amendment Rights to free speech has renewed debate about what we may or may not be able to say as public employees. Certainly when we are engaged in union activity we do have some protections, all though it seems less and less every year.
      Denver Burn Foundation Payday Raffle Winner
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      The winner for today’s Payday Raffle is Daniel Clay, E-3-C-shift, Congratulations! Mark your calendars today for the Fit for Fire 5K Run/Walk on Sunday October 9th at Washington Park.  This fun family event benefits the Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation, the Denver Fire Department Foundation and the Fit for Fire Skills Challenge.
      Dean Delaney
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      09/22/16 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
      Sign up now to celebrate the holiday season with us as we march in Norfolk's Grand Illumination Parade on Saturday, November 19th (C-shift). Specific meeting time is not set yet, but attendees should expect to be in Norfolk around 4pm or meet at training to car pool in the training van between 2-3pm. The parade ends around 10pm. More info will be announced in the beginning of November.
      Flu Shots
      09/22/16 - Buffalo Professional Firefighters Assoc.
      September 22, 2016 Flu Shots Flu shots should be performed at a Doctor’s Office to be covered with no extra paperwork or cost to you.  If given at a drug store (ex: Walgreens, Rite Aid), you will have to pay the cost upfront, then use the attached form along with the required paperwork in order to get your reimbursement from Blue Cross Blue Shield.
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      On October 5th and 6th at 1930 hours Local 1568 will begin conducting the monthly business meeting in our new union hall located at 908 E. Nine Mile Rd (Former Firehouse #3) in Highland Springs.
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      On Tuesday September 13, 2016 two new firefighters were sworn in by Mayor William Courtright.  They will spend the next weeks training at Harrisburg Area Community College in training.
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      Both surveys that we've sent to all candidates are available to download from the downloads section of this site. All candidates received a certified mail, paper copy and were emailed one also, if they chose an email option. Deadline to return the survey is October 1st.
      General Membership Meeting Notice
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      09/21/16 - IAFF 1826
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      FITNESS EQUIPMENT UPDATE
      09/21/16 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
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      Cancer Awareness Shirt Campaign
      09/21/16 - International Association of Firefighters Local 3453
      The Allen Professional Firefighters Association (APFFA) and the Allen Fire Department (AFD) are excited to announce the start of the 2016 Charity T-shirt Campaign.   The APFFA will be selling pink breast cancer awareness shirts on their website, www.affa3453.com. Follow the link in the top left corner to the online store.
      General Meeting
      09/20/16 - Laredo Fire Fighters
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      Contract Negotiations
      09/20/16 - IAFF Local 4413
      Negotiations will resume on 9/27 1pm @ Walton county admin building. All memebers are urged to show up. It is important that we have as many numbers at negotiations as possible.
      Michael Mazza Memorial T-Shirts
      09/20/16 - International Association of Firefighters
      Battalion Chief Don Mazza (Ret) and family are making and selling t-shirts in honor of thier son Michael who passed tragically in February while attending Mount Ida college in MA. The money raised will help offset the student loan debt that the Mazza family must now pay. Please print and mail to the completed form to the Mazza family (address is on the form).
      2017 Group Calendars and Updated Retirement Paperwork
      09/20/16 - International Association of Firefighters
      Group Calendars for 2017 are now available. Click on "2017 Group Calendars" to view and print. An updated version of the "Request for Retirement Annuity Computation" form is now available in the "Ready to Retire?" section. You must be within 5 years of retirement eligibility to file and may only file 1 request per year.
      LELAND GAYHEART PREVENTION AWARD
      09/20/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      Apply now for the annual Gayheart Prevention Award! All nominations for the 2016 Leland Gayheart Award must be postmarked by September 30, 2016.  Leland Gayheart was a 23 year old firefighter that lost his life due to a devastating burn injury in 1991. As a tribute, the Leland Gayheart Prevention Award was created to encourage prevention programs within local fire departments.
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